Brightside Mentoring Project


Friday 20 January saw 18 students deliver presentations about the opportunities available to them after leaving school to a team from Brightside, a charity devoted to helping young people fulfil their potential through mentoring schemes.

Three members of Brightside came in to work with our students and judge the presentations that they had completed over the weeks on the project with the help of a Brightside mentor. Brightside mentors are either in University, have an apprenticeship or are in the field of work that the students have chosen to complete their presentation on.

The winning presentation will be published on the Brightside website for other young people to access and use when making decisions about their next steps after they leave school.

The Brightside team were blown away with the work of all of our students and so found it extremely hard to make a decision about the winning team because each presentation had its own ‘wow’ factor!

After much deliberation, Team 4 (Ben Beckinsale, Emily Shippam, Holly Thompson, Libby Mallock and Rachel Carter) were chosen as winners, but Brightside have asked that all the teams forward their presentations so they can look at ways of publishing them all.

What an accomplishment - go team Six Villages!

Congratulations to all the students who took part: Aidan Baker, Jennifer Bathurst, Ben Beckinsale, Rachel Carter, Sophie Ewins, Abi Homer, Zoe Lawrence, Libby Mallock, Mary Molineaux-Inglis, Joseph Rickman, Freddie Robinson, Emily Seehawong, Emily Shippam, Savya Thomas, Holly Thompson, Jack Trodd, Arthur Wright and Stanley Wright.

You can read more information about the work of Brightside at and see pictures of the students’ presentations in the gallery below.


Miss B Ware, Head of Technology
Posted 1 February 2017

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